Saturday, November 10, 2012

May you celebrate the food you love with the people you love ~ Strudelfest, where art thou


from the past
I think I was taking a healthy lunch break before stuffing myself silly later
Normally by now a Saturday has passed by when I have a steady stream of facebook posts about making strudel.  That stream in part was a way to let my sister in California know what she was missing, but soon enough it would be cold and gray here in Pennsylvania and she would be glad to be missing that aspect of living here.  Well, I never got around to scheduling a day of strudel in October, but today was to be the day.

The other day I blogged that my sister had had a stroke.  My parents have flown out to support her.  So today's celebration has been postponed.  I talked to those in California the other day and let my dad know it will happen soon after they return.

thanks to all of you who have offered up prayers for my sister.  She is doing generally well.  Her balance is a mess and some of that support is literal since she has fallen twice since her return home.  Also her eyes are functioning well on their own, but are not communicating well with each other when they both are open.  

It was my dad's mom who taught me how to make strudel fifteen years ago.  Soon after that she had a stroke and I have always counted that day in her kitchen as one of the greatest blessings in my life.  

So what of today then.  Pizza.  My year of pizza slowed down a bit when the school year kicked in, but of late it is showing signs of being alive and well.  This evening I will make pizza for the 49th and 50th person in just over 10 months.  I would highly recommend venturing forth on a similar journey.

If you did, what food would you make?


8 comments:

  1. Keeping your sister and your family in my prayers, and hoping that strudel day comes soon for all of you <3

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    1. Thanks, for now my parents are unsure of their return date

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  2. Cookies, always cookies. This time? Oatmeal raisin to celebrate sobriety, one year for one, ten months for another and 24 days for yet another.

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  3. Cooking can be very centering, especially in times of stress.

    Praying for your sister.

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    1. Megan ~ thanks so much. I often think going out to eat is better for stress, but I think I need to remember the joy of being creative in the kitchen

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  4. On Wednesday, a month of grape harvest just ended as two days of bottling began. Then on Friday I got up at 4am to take Peter to the airport. He will be gone for a week doing some tastings in Indy and the windy city. Thanksgiving weekend is when many people come out to this area to taste wine. So there will be two full days of pouring wine and keeping cheese and crackers on the table as well as glasses washed and talking with the tasters that come through. After that... i am going to consider your recommendation. We used to make pizza quite often. And sounds good now that oven-heating weather is back.

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    1. Nance ~ we too are entering our busy season and it was a true miracle I made pizza several times during the summer.

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